Why the hell won’t this Nashville man be charged for negligence?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a man was cleaning his gun when it discharged, and a shot was fired into a neighboring apartment.
Police were called to the apartment complex on Arbor Knoll Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. Friday. They said a man was cleaning his handgun when it went off, and a bullet flew into the apartment next door.
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Investigators said the gun owner won’t face charges because he has a carry permit. His identity was not released.
First of all, kudos to NewsChannel5 for using the ol’ passive voice gun dodge. Notice the man was cleaning his gun when it discharged, all by its own self. A shot was fired for some mysterious, unexplained reason! Not, the man fired his gun into a neighboring apartment, by accident. Nope, the man didn’t do a damn thing, he was just sitting there with his hand on the trigger when the gun went kaboom all by itself. Amazing.
But second of all, if you’re a CCW holder and you’re such a dumbass you don’t know to make sure all the bullets are removed before cleaning your gun? Yeah, you’ve lost the right to call yourself a responsible gun owner. And you should not only have your CCW permit yanked but you should be charged with negligence. There could have been a kid on the other side of that wall.
[UPDATE: sadly, in Texas on Sunday, there was a kid on the other side of that wall.]
This shit pisses me off like you would NOT believe. No, gun owners. I do not feel safer knowing you’re out there.